Roma eyeing Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kerem Demirbay for summer

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 12: Kerem Demirbay of Leverkusen reacts during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Porto at BayArena on October 12, 2022 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
John Solano

RomaPress – After an admitted underwhelming January transfer market, Roma have already started to lay the groundwork for the summer window.

Although limited by Financial Fair Play constraints, executive Tiago Pinto and Jose Mourinho want to refresh every department within the squad from goalkeeper all the way to the attack. Given the constraints put in place by FFP, the Giallorossi will undoubtedly be seeking low cost, high value operations such as players entering the final year of their contracts.

One of the names falling within this category is Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kerem Demirbay. The 29 year-old’s contract with the German side expires in June 2024 and there’s been little progress made during contract renewal discussions.

As a result, his representatives are exploring the possibility of a summer exit from the club with Roma a potential landing spot for the one-time German international.

A member of the midfielder’s entourage confirmed to RomaPress he’s drawn interest from the capital club and is open to joining Jose Mourinho’s side in summer.

The two sides already had exploratory discussions in January and are expected to reconvene sometime over the next month or two to continue talks.

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